Friday, May 12, 2006

SitcomsOnline.com Upfront Preview: The CW; Janet Jackson Turns 40 and TV One Celebrates Her 'Good Times'

The newest network looks to put the best from the old WB and UPN together, along with some new shows, for a network that will have established hits before it even premieres, for the first time in television history.

Here is the SitcomsOnline.com The CW 2006-07 preview:

New Series Already Picked-Up: None.
New Series We Think That Are Almost Good To Go: Flirt (sitcom), Palm Springs (drama), The Game (sitcom), and Runaway (drama).
New Series Perhaps Picked-Up for Mid-Season: Aquaman (drama); She Said, He Said (sitcom); and The Ultra (drama).

OUR FALL 2006 PREDICTION:

Sundays
5:00PM Various Repeats
6:00PM Various Repeats
7:00PM Various Repeats
8:00PM One Tree Hill
9:00PM Palm Springs (NEW) or Everwood

Mondays
8:00PM Everybody Hates Chris
8:30PM Flirt (NEW)
9:00PM Girlfriends
9:30PM The Game (NEW)

Tuesdays
8:00PM Gilmore Girls
9:00PM Veronica Mars

Wednesdays
8:00PM America's Next Top Model
9:00PM Runaway (NEW)

Thursdays
8:00PM Smallville
9:00PM Supernatural

Fridays
8:00PM WWE Smackdown!

Comments: This is another tough prediction because we are putting two networks into one and still picking new shows from development. The CW was not happy with its development slate, so I think series like Veronica Mars and One Tree Hill will indeed return. Perhaps Everwood, too. Mondays I think The CW will stick with UPN's black comedy line-up. Tuesday they will stick with The WB's hot drama line-up, Wednesday it is like UPN, Thursday The WB and Friday UPN. So, nicely spread out, if you ask me. I think they will hold Nick Lachey's sitcom for mid-season because it just doesn't fit with any of their other sitcoms. Reba is dead I think and will not return. Which means, The WB has no returning sitcoms. CBS passed on the pilot for The Ultra, so The CW might pick it up as early as this fall, but I put it for mid-season. Also, if ABC cancels the well written Invasion, The CW might pick it up, too. Invasion is from Warner Bros. Television, so it would be easy to pick it up. I hope ABC keeps it, but if they don't, I hope The CW picks it up, because that show is SO good. But where would it go? After Smallville maybe? I'm not going to list what shows are gone, because UPN and The WB will be canceling or ending so many. But you can say goodbye to favorites Charmed, 7th Heaven, Reba, Eve, All of Us and Half & Half. And pathetic stuff like Love, Inc. and Modern Men. The latest rumblings say The CW will only pick-up one new drama, Runaway. Palm Springs is still a question mark, so that is why I think Everwood might get the nod. No one knows what the heck happened to Aquaman. That was a given to the CW line-up, but might not even make at all now. I went with it and put it for mid-season. That and The Ultra might be a good combo. And reality hit Beauty and the Geek will for sure be back for mid-season.

Remember, next Thursday (May 18) is the actual date when we will findout The CW's plans for the 2006-07 season. So, come on back next Thursday and we will let you know the details and you can see how much we were right (or wrong). Stay tuned next week for all the final schedules released by all the networks! We will put them up as soon as they are released by the networks, so this will be your home to see them first!

Pop singer Janet Jackson is turning 40 years old next week and TV One is throwing a party! Catch the "Janet Jackson Birthday Bash" Good Times marathon on Saturday (May 13) starting at noon. It would have been nice, if they acquired some Diff'rent Strokes episodes, too.
12:00pm/8:00pm Episode 502, The Evans Get Involved, Pt. I
12:30pm/8:30pm Episode 503, The Evans Get Involved, Pt. II
1:00pm/9:00pm Episode 504, The Evans Get Involved Pt. III
1:30pm/9:30pm Episode 505, The Evans Get Involved, Pt. IV
2:00pm/12:00am Episode 507, Willona, The Fuzz
2:30pm/12:30am Episode 509, Bye, Bye Bookman
3:00pm/1:00am Episode 515, Penny's Christmas
3:30pm/1:30am Episode 514, No More Mr. Nice Guy
4:00pm/2:00am Episode 513, Willona's Mr. Right
4:30pm/2:30am Episode 517, Where There's Smoke
5:00pm/3:00am Episode 523, Willona's New Job
5:30pm/3:30am Episode 605, Stomach Mumps
6:00pm/4:00am Episode 614, The Snow Storm
6:30pm/4:30am Episode 619, The Physical
7:00pm/5:00am Episode 621, Where Have All the Drs. Gone
7:30pm/5:30am Episode 620, A Matter of Mothers


Sitcoms Airing Tonight / Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows

Monday, June 24

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the World" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The whole crew heads out to see Toni Braxton live in concert, but just as the show begins, Courtney’s water breaks.

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Foos Box" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Gemma and Dave are adjusting to Grover growing up and becoming a teenager, and Marty and Calvin are struggling with different management styles at work. Also, we meet one of Marty’s new employees, Courtney (Skye Townsend), who might become something more.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 24)

Monday, June 24

  • Martin Short (Only Murders in the Building/Mulaney/I'm a Big Girl Now/The Associates) - Martin guest hosts Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Steve Martin (Only Murders in the Building) - Watch Steve on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Ed O'Neill (Modern Family/Married with Children) - Ed appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Doug Benson (You're the Worst) and Diona Reasonover (Clipped) - Doug and Diona are guests on a repeat of After Midnight at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Eva Longoria (Only Murders in the Building/Telenovela) and Eddie Murphy (The PJs) - E! News has interviews with Eva and Eddie at 11pm on E!.
  • Alex Wolff (The Naked Brothers Band) - Alex talks about A Quiet Place: Day One on CBS Mornings some time between 7-9am.
  • Jennifer Garner (Party Down/Camping) - Jennifer and her mother Patricia Ann are guests on NBC's Today some time between 7-9am and in the 10am hour.
  • David Duchovny (Californication) - David appears on NBC's Today in the 9am hour. He also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Keshia Knight Pulliam (Tyler Perry's House of Payne/The Cosby Show) - Keshia is back with a baby update, plus working with Lifetime on the "Stop Breast Cancer For Life" campaign on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Patton Oswalt (A.P. Bio/The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Patton talks about Fox's The 1% Club on a repeat of Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.
  • Jane Seymour (B Positive/Modern Men) - Jane talks about Acorn TV's Harry Wild on a repeat of Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.
  • Josh Gad (Wolf Like Me/Avenue 5/The Comedians/1600 Penn/Back to You) - Josh is joining Drew and telling her about getting denied from his college's musical theater program and making his return to Broadway after eleven years with bestie Andrew Rannells on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tiffany Haddish (The Last O.G./The Carmichael Show) - Tiffany can be heard on the Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM.


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